Caitlin Rosberg, The AV Club

Caitlin Rosberg

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Caitlin:

The Department Of Truth is a timely story about the power of belief on reality

Image Comics' The Department Of Truth This isn’t the right book for people looking for escapist adventure or a brighter worldview. It’s a better fit for fans of true-crime podcasts and explorations of big questions like Who We Are and How We Got Here. → Read More

Solutions And Other Problems offers a sympathetic, funny follow up to Hyperbole And A Half

Solutions and Other Problems is a follow up to Allie Brosh’s earlier work, but it is also a departure; in 2020, the whole world is different, and this new volume respects and embraces that change. → Read More

The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott tells a poignant story of youth, art, and purpose

Zoe Thorogood's Impending Blindness Of Billie Scott is a poignant look at art, friendship, and finding your purpose. → Read More

The Harrowing of Hell is the rare Christian-themed comic deserving of universal attention

Christian comics have been mostly met with a lot of mockery. But Evan Dahm’s The Harrowing of Hell offers something new. → Read More

A poorly conceived Catwoman offers a disappointingly backwards story

Catwoman #23 thinks it's far more clever than it is, with writer Blake Northcott aiming for satire and hitting clumsy parody instead. → Read More

Banned Book Club gives deeply personal context to government censorship and violence

It’s hard to imagine a world where Banned Book Club could be more relevant than it is right now. → Read More

Superman Smashes The Klan explores history through a superhero lens

Our comic writers dive into the new graphic novel to explore how superheroes can be used to illuminate the past for modern readers. → Read More

Lucy Knisley showcases Instagram's creative potential in comics

There's a growing group of cartoonists taking advantage of Instagram to distribute new content and build connections with readers. → Read More

How did mobile app Webtoon become a global comics juggernaut?

The app has over ten million daily users and 100 billion views annually, a juggernaut that’s somehow not the topic of every comic-industry conversation. → Read More

The comics industry is in serious danger. What can save it?

As we near the end of the first month without new comics, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about how the industry is going to recover and what it will look like after this crisis ends. → Read More

Sticks and Scones is a heartfelt, masterful conclusion to Check, Please!

Ngozi Ukazu’s long-running Check, Please! is a prime example of what the world of webcomics has to offer. → Read More

Story issues hamper a beautiful fairy tale in the disappointing Kairos

It takes a very deft hand to fight readers’ instincts, and despite the gorgeous art, Ulysse Malassagne's comic just doesn’t pull it off. → Read More

King of Nowhere blends the strange and familiar for an intriguing mystery

Chaotic and kinetic without being claustrophobic, the comic feels like Hunter S. Thompson meets Tremors—in the very best way. → Read More

Plunge is a deep dive into horror that relies too much on text

At face value, Plunge #1 is an easy sell for a certain kind of reader: a deep-sea horror-mystery comic by the well-known and well-respected team of Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen, and Dave Stewart. → Read More

Snapdragon invigorates a classic hero's journey with magic and heart

Though the arc of the story is familiar, writer and artist Kat Leyh keeps the story fresh and engrossing by adding elements long absent from these types of stories. → Read More

Shadow of the Batgirl gives Cassandra Cain the backstory and starring role she deserves

Readers who are ready to graduate from Superhero Girls books or cartoons—or who fall in love with Cassandra in the new Birds of Prey movie—will find Shadow of the Batgirl a welcoming home. → Read More

Carmen Maria Machado's The Low, Low Woods blends supernatural and mundane horror

Writer Carmen Maria Machado and artist Dani both may be new to comics from a large publisher, but their experience elsewhere serves them well as they approach a tricky genre with fresh perspective. → Read More

The 20 best comics of 2019

This year we saw the fruits of the medium’s rapid growth over the last decade, with a slew of outstanding titles by up-and-comers and industry legends. → Read More

The Banks offers a new kind of heist and a fresh take on crime families

It would’ve been easy to simply focus the comic on the theft itself, on the adventure of trying to figure out how to break into a rich person’s home and make things right. Instead, Roxane Gay's The Banks is a complete portrait of a family, warts and all. → Read More

Stargazing has just as much heart as Jen Wang’s 2018 hit, The Prince And The Dressmaker

Jen Wang’s The Prince And the Dressmaker was one of the big hits of 2018, and follow-up Stargazing exceeds all expectations by being full of sweetness and seriousness in turns, and by offering a lot of kindness to characters and readers both. → Read More